ridecycling

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ridecycling: Considering Fuji has not been in this market, it is a pretty audacious effort and a hefty price. Looks like they will be looking to recoup their R&D costs as fast as possible, but with prices like this, it may take a long time as I don't think this thing will fly off shelves per se.

It makes the Lumix GX1 a very interesting proposition what appears to offer very similar features sensor size aside.

I am not so sure people will flock to a costly system like this with only a few available lenses and a pretty short history for making product at this level. Risky proposition, not to say that Fuji is not a good brand, just they have not been a player in this domain before. Let's see how long these prices last.

To compare this system to a D4 is a real stretch. Just as you say, the ability to have 'lots of Nikon lenses' is one reason why the D4 can be a D4 to begin with.

Not to be sarcastic, but my friend, I know the D4 and this is no D4 - not even close.

Cheap is a term that is open for interpretation. If what I think you are saying it is good value, you may be right, but it will take a long time for Fuji to build a system even close in comparison to a D4 if ever.

I do question companies who title their products with the word 'Pro' as if that is who the product is made for; a bit of strange marketing twist. I don't see the word Pro on a D4, yet I would say the vast majority of D4 users will be just that, pros.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 15:44 UTC

Considering Fuji has not been in this market, it is a pretty audacious effort and a hefty price. Looks like they will be looking to recoup their R&D costs as fast as possible, but with prices like this, it may take a long time as I don't think this thing will fly off shelves per se.

It makes the Lumix GX1 a very interesting proposition what appears to offer very similar features sensor size aside.

I am not so sure people will flock to a costly system like this with only a few available lenses and a pretty short history for making product at this level. Risky proposition, not to say that Fuji is not a good brand, just they have not been a player in this domain before. Let's see how long these prices last.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 200th comment | 3 replies
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